Here Kardos dreamcasts an adaptation of Before He Finds Her:
A confession: With two very small children at home, I see far fewer movies these days than I once did. And while I’m tempted to cast Daniel Tiger or Daisy Duck in my leading roles, I’ll try to clear my toddler palate and play it straight:Learn more about the book and author at Michael Kardos's website.
For the role of Melanie Denison—my protagonist who goes on a quest to find her father, who murdered her mother fifteen years earlier—I’m going with Abigail Breslin, who can play tough and earnest but also self-deprecating.
For that father, Ramsey Miller, I need someone who can portray a misguided, sort-of-unhinged 34-year-old man with magnetism, and who lives by a code. I’m going with the wonderful Oscar Isaac, who knocked me out with his supporting role in Drive and then knocked me out even more as Llewyn Davis.
As for the character of Arthur Goodale, the retired journalist nearing the end of his life? Gotta be Dustin Hoffman. He can do serious with spunk and a gleam in his eye. Perfect.
Finally: the role of Allison Miller, wife of Ramsey—a woman whom we know has been murdered when the novel begins, but who comes to vivid life in flashback…the answer is a career-reviving, odds-defying but totally riveting performance that gets her back on track once and for all. I’m talking of course about Lindsay Lohan.
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